Northern High School, built in the early 1970’s, is located in Northern Calvert County, Maryland. We are a vibrant community of workers and professionals sitting between the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Historically, the county was home to tobacco farmers and watermen who pulled their living from the bay in the form of fish, oysters and crabs.
Today, the county is largely a commuter community of families whose breadwinners work in Annapolis, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and its suburbs. Still, the county retains much of its waterfront heritage. Most of the tobacco farms are gone, but the Northern school zone includes well-known bayfront communities like North Beach, Chesapeake Beach and Breezy Point. It is a community of marinas, crab houses and seafood restaurants. The beaches have long, beautiful boardwalks that run along the Bay and our students fish, crab and enjoy living in a county surrounded on three sides by water.
Northern High School has a long-standing and well-considered journalism program including our nationally award winning newsmagazine, The Patriot Press, an award winning yearbook, Patriot Images, and our weekly news and information television news program, WNHS-TV. The Patriot Press Online was one of the first student news publications to join the World Wide Web, initially launching in 1995. The current version of the site includes the work of journalism students from the publications, the TV show as well as our beginning writers in Journalism I designed to provide up-to-date content to our school and community. Stop by regularly for updates about the school, interesting people, reviews of new releases in every medium, and more updated most days.
Contact the adviser, Gary Clites, by e-mail at email@example.com.
Patriot Press Policies
The Patriot Press is the student newsmagazine of Northern High School in Owings, Maryland. It is written, edited and designed by the Journalism students of NHS. The magazine is not an official publication of Northern High School or of the Calvert County Public Schools. The content of the magazine represents the ideas and opinions of the student writers and editors. These views are not necessarily shared by the administration or staff of Northern High School or of the Calvert County Public Schools.
Unsigned editorials represent the opinion of the majority of the editorial board.
The Patriot Press is entirely advertiser supported. The publication reserves the right to reject any content or advertising it deems inappropriate for distribution in the school. We do not accept any advertising for reproductive services or for or against any reproductive issues. We do not accept advertising related to alcohol, guns, or other items deemed inappropriate by the editorial board.
The Patriot Press, both in print and online, respects the rights of copyright holders. Under the Fair Use Doctrine of copyright law, some images, videos and music can be used without remuneration and without the direct permission of the copyright holder. The Patriot Press in all media strictly adheres to the rules of Fair Use. Some copyrighted images in this publication are obtained and displayed according to these rules. Some images may be used if they are obtained from sources certifying that they are in the public domain. In all other cases, permission of the copyright holder has been obtained.
Letters to the Editor are very welcome. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them in Mr. Clites’ mail box in the main office.
Patriot Press Staff • 2014-2015
Editors in Chief: Madison Griffith, Hailey Guit
Assistant Editors: Maggie Luke, Kayla Nalepa
Managing Editors: Lauren Downs
News Editors: Katelyn Hartmann, Ian Cleary
Feature Editors: Aiyonna White, Jenna Jaeger
Sport Editors: Bradley Bogaczyk, Alec Howard
Entertainment Editor: Jordan Carbo, Serena Bronk
Opinion Editor: Joey Almony
Pete’s Pick Editor: Christian Daniel
Art Editor: Micaela Snannon
Photo Editors: Emma Donaldson, Becca Emerson
Photographer: Payton Fleming, Micael Vaeth
Online Editor: Andrew Jaeger
Advertising/Business Manager: Hannah Wilson
Survey Director: Braeden Mcfayden
Adviser: Gary Clites
WNHS-TV Staff • 2014-2015
Executive Producers: Alison Fleming, John Headley
Producer: Jacob Poole, Sage Larson
Associate Producer: Russ Bertino, Jordan Clark
Script Editor: Vallen King, Madison Long, Samantha Watkins
Quiz Producer: James Hemry, Nick Bunting
Sport Producer: Cory Miller, Tommy Zumstein
Equipment Manager: Maria Jacobsen, Lindsay Hobbs
Stage Manager: Michaela Kite, Cheyenne Varney
Promotions Manager: Alison Fleming, Jessica Untch
Bloopers Producer: Daniel Harting, Alexys Adams